Post your Rasterbations!

Discussion in 'Picture Gallery' started by edesignuk, Feb 28, 2005.

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    edesignuk

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    The Rasterbator was posted here quite some time ago, and is a pretty nifty (web)application. So, let's see your Rasterbations, if you don't have any, then get busy!

    I don't know why, but I'd never actually printed one up until tonight. Now I have, and I wanna see what you lot have done :D

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    It was fairly recently, actually...

    Didn't turn out to be so succesful. I still have my rasterbated '52 on the wall, though :)
     
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    Cool image. Who's it a picture of? ;) :D
     
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    edesignuk

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    I have no idea, just something I happened upon ;) :p

    Anyway, this isn't about *that*. Just wanted to give the old "let's see what you've rasterbated" another go, curious to see others. What images they've chosen, where they've put them, how large etc.
     
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    It's always difficult to admit to yourself that you're a moron, but this is one of those cases.

    I decided that I would go ahead and rasterbate an image of my family (whoever came up with that term has a sense of humor), and it's not going so well. I made it big (in terms of pages) but then I couldn't view it all at once.

    So I made it a single page. Here's what it looks like:

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    Yikes!

    If I zoom out on it, you can start to see what it's supposed to look like:

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    So my question is - what am I doing wrong? :confused:
     
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    stoid

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    The idea of the rasterbator is that you print out all the pages and piece them back together so that you can use a small image to make an enormous display. For instance, I have a small screen cap of Darth Vader that is now on my bedroom wall 6 feet wide! I'll post a pic in a bit.
     
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    Use more pages and the smallest possible max dot size (7mm, I think). That'll do the trick!
     
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    emw

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    I realize the idea behind printing out a lot of pages and getting a wall-sized posted. That I've done.

    I just didn't post my question very well. I assumed e had made his image only one page to upload for us to see, vs. taking a picture of many pages put together. Perhaps I am mistaken, and the only way to get a reasonable image like what e posted (aside from using Keira, of course) is to photograph the complete printout once you've hung it up.

    Edit: Nevermind, in taking a closer look, I can see Keira's pinned to a bulletin board.
     
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    decksnap

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    This is a raster of the immortal Buckethead. I cut and mounted each page onto blackboard, then cut them again so I would have nice tiles to mount on the wall.
     

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    Cannot deside whether I like it best in colour or b/w...
     

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    Tough call. They're both pretty pretentious.
     
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    My, you're just not a happy camper, are you? :(

    I like the color. Definitely brings out the glowing eyes. :p

    Oh, and since hardly anyone read my thread on the topic, this is a perfect example. I know some of you use Firefox!

    Does this flash drive your firefox crazy, or do I have a setting issue? Whenever I scroll the window or even move stuff around, half the flash app fails to update, and big pieces of it go blank. Then I have to mouse around in the dark to find one of the toggle buttons that includes a refresh. I see this failure to buffer on a lot of Flash, only in Firefox. Is there a fix?
     
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    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    Just ignore apple2991, who apperently has misplaced her smilies, or manners... :p

    I have Firefox, I read the other thread, and I still have no idea what you're talking about... What am I missing...? And maybe that discussion should continue back in your thread...?
     
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    Wow, okay, I'm so sorry!

    Here's the raster I was working on. And then I'll leave.

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    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    No need to appologize, or leave for that matter, I'm a sucker for cross-thread links myself, but there are rules about staying on topic, and this thread is started by one of the newest members of the mod squad... ;) (I'm sorry if that one's been used before :D)... and, so, to stay on topic:

    Nice rasterbation... :)

    By the way, the word rasterbation reminds somewhat strangly familiar... I just don't seem able to get a hold of it... :p
     
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    the one with the color so the eyes come out more :)
     
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    decksnap

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    So that's it? Nobody else has any Rasterbations??? :(
     
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    How do you have an avatar when you only have 293 posts? :confused:
     
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    I think he won the avatar contest a while back, the prize being the ability to have an avatar early.
     
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    Ok. :)



    Edit: e I liked your old avatar better (the one where she was upside down). ;) :cool:
     
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    decksnap

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    I demanded satisfaction. :)

    Let's see some 'bations!
     
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    I'm going to try this on some photos. Do they have to be very high quality?

    Will an 3x5 work ok?
     
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    decksnap

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    No- they don't have to be high quality- in fact, I think they have to be under 1 Mb. The one I posted was actually a fairly tiny web image. If you're doing many pages, they standard dot size should be fine, but if you're doing one that's only like 4 or 8 pages you'll want to decrease the dot size.
     
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    JDar

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    is it possible to do the b&w but keep the colored eyes? That would look evil!
     

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